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Solomon Islands STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2005-2006


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2005 - 05/2006
Data type
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey uses a survey methodology developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help countries establish noncommunicable disease surveillance systems. The methodology prescribes three steps—questionnaire, physical measurements, and biochemical measurements. Core topics covered by most surveys are demographics, health status, and health behaviors. These provide data on socioeconomic risk factors and metabolic, nutritional, and lifestyle risk factors. Details may differ from country to country and from year to year. 

This national survey in Solomon Islands collected information on tobacco and alcohol use, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, and blood pressure. Blood measurements of glucose and cholesterol levels were also collected from a subsample.

Only reports are currently available online. No microdata have been released publicly.